1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, cubed, softened
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
3 Tbsp. sugar, divided
2 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 whole egg
2 egg whites
1 cup drained canned pitted tart cherries in water with 1/3 cup liquid reserved, divided
2 tsp. MINUTE Tapioca
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 325ºF.
Sprinkle graham crumbs onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
Process cottage cheese in food processor until smooth. Add Neufchatel, yogurt, 2 Tbsp. sugar, flour and vanilla; process until blended. Add whole egg and egg whites, 1 at a time, pulsing after each just until blended. Pour into springform pan.
Bake 40 to 45 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours. Meanwhile, bring reserved cherry liquid, tapioca and remaining sugar to boil in large saucepan on medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Simmer on medium-low heat 2 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Gently stir in cherries. Cool, then refrigerate until ready to use.
Spoon cherry sauce over cheesecake just before serving.
Can't find canned tart cherries? You can use 1 cup thawed frozen sweet cherries instead. Just cook them with 1/4 cup water and the tapioca as directed, omitting the 1 Tbsp. sugar.
Stir 1 Tbsp. Kirsch (cherry brandy) into cherry sauce before refrigerating.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 12g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.